Peppermint Donuts

Peppermint Donuts

Featured in this week’s ad are some festive looking Peppermint Donuts! Maybe not healthy and nutritious, but definitely decorative and festive for this holiday season! They are super simple to make and they give an average donut a complete facelift! Try different sprinkles and chocolate flavors to give your donuts a unique look and taste!

Check out the printable recipe below and you can make these sweet treats at home! Happy Holidays Coborn’s Bloggers!

Peppermint Mini Donuts

Peppermint Donuts
 
Ingredients
  • Vanilla Almond Bark
  • 9.5-11.25 Oz. Hostess Chocolate Mini Donuts
  • Bob's Candy Canes, red and white
Instructions
  1. Simply crush the candy canes in a plastic bag with a hammer. Make sure the pieces are small enough that you would want to bite into the donut with the candies on top.
  2. Melt Vanilla Almond Bark in a microwave safe bowl by placing in microwave for 30 second intervals and stirring until melted thoroughly.
  3. Dip donuts in chocolate and then place each in candy cane pieces.

 

 

Spice Ornaments

Spice Ornaments

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Lynell

These Holiday Spice Ornaments make a perfect last minute gift or festive addition to a miniature Christmas tree used to decorate for a holiday party. I personally made these Ornaments with the intention of hanging each of them from a small Christmas tree in my home. In a few weeks I am having some friends over for a Christmas Party.McCormick Spices

I have it all planned out. I am going to be ordering a Meat and Cheese platter, Hye Roller Tray and a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Platter from Coborn’s. I’ll also be sure to pick up some of my favorite wine from Coborn’s Liquor. After fun times, lots of laughs and a gift exchange I will let each of my guests pick an ornament off of the tree as a parting gift.

This crafty creation is incredibly easy to make. Simply follow the directions below and gather all of your ingredients to make the Ranch Dressing Mix. Your last minute creative gift planning just got a whole lot easier… And even more tasty!

Christmas Tree Ornament

 

Spice Ornaments
 
Ingredients
  • Materials
  • Scissors
  • Clear Bulb Ornaments
  • Double Stick Tape
  • Cute String or Ribbon
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Ranch Dressing Mix
  • ⅓ Cup Dry Buttermilk
  • 2 T. Dried Parsley
  • 11/2 tsp. Dried Dill Weed
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Dried Chives
  • 1 tsp. Salt
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into bowl and mix.
  2. Put 3 Tablespoons into each bulb. This recipe makes 2 bulbs.
  3. Print the printable provided.
  4. Cut and use 2 way tape and put on ornament.
  5. Cut Cute String attach to ornament and put on tree.
  6. Tablespoons of this mix equals 1 packet of the store bought seasoning mix.
  7. To make Ranch Dressing combine 1 Tablespoon of seasoning mix with ⅓ cup mayo or ⅓ cup Greek yogurt and ⅓ cup milk.
  8. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Lynell
Coborn’s, Inc. Graphic Designer

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How To Cook And Carve A Turkey

How To Cook And Carve A Turkey

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Jayne

Wow! Where did the year go? I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving. We have had such a beautiful fall and winter is just around the corner. Brrrrrr!

Today we are going to talk Turkey. When I was around 19 years old, and yes that is a long time ago, I decided I was going to try to make a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. I was completely lost and had no idea what I was doing. We didn’t have the Internet, Facebook or You-tube and very little resources to look into. I decided that this would be a sink or swim project and the worst thing that could happen would be for me to start a new tradition serving frozen pizzas to my family on Thanksgiving Day. Luckily that never happened. I discovered that turkey is one of the easiest meals to prepare and now I roast turkey year round in my oven or on the grill.

Step 1: Relax

The first step in roasting a great turkey is to just relax. People get so stressed out about this meal and really you will be blown away on how easy it really is to make and your company will be so impressed when you carry that turkey to your table and tell them, “It’s turkey time!”

Step 2: Thaw Your Turkey

Your next step if your turkey has been in the freezer, you’ll need to thaw it. Thawing a turkey is easy, and can be done right in your refrigerator. For a turkey that is 8-12 pound plan on 1-2 days of thawing. For a slightly larger 12-16 pound turkey plan on 2-3 days. Once your turkey is thawed, remove the wrapper and paper giblet packets containing the gizzard, heart and neck. These are tucked inside the end cavities. Some options for the giblets are to use them in your dressing or just cook them with your turkey and serve them.

Step 3: Cooking Your Turkey

Place your turkey in a roasting pan with the breast side up. Now if you want that beautiful golden brown crispy color skin then what I do is melt one stick of butter and brush it all over the turkey, and after that I season the turkey with salt and pepper.

Wondering how long to cook your turkey? Cooking times vary by method and weight. For roasting, the general rule is to roast your turkey in an oven of 325 degrees, 15 minutes for every pound of turkey that you have so make sure to look at your tag and check the weight of your turkey.

If you’re going to baste your turkey to make it extra-moist and flavorful, you’ll want to do so every 30 minutes, using the juices from the pan to evenly baste your turkey. Make sure to save the drippings because they can be used to make awesome gravy. Now it’s time to place the turkey in your oven and roast it until the internal temperature of your bird reaches at least 165 degrees.

To make sure your turkey reaches the proper temperature of 165 degrees use a thermometer and place it in the thickest part of the thigh. Do not place the thermometer near a bone because it will give a false reading. Once it has reached 165 degrees take it out of your oven and just let it rest in that same roasting pan. This is such an important step because you do not want to carve that turkey and then eat it right away. By not cutting it for 30 minutes it gives it time for all your juices to soak into the turkey making it very moist. If you cut it right away all the juices will flow out of your turkey and make it a dry turkey.

Step 4: Carving Your Turkey

Now it’s time to carve the turkey…Thanksgiving Meal

Move your turkey out of the roasting pan and place on a large cutting board breast side up. Remove any ties or skewers. Cut the legs away from the body until the thighbone pops out cutting around the joint. Separate the drumstick from the thigh and remove the bone from the thigh so you have a boneless thigh.

Now find the bone that runs down the middle of the breast and cut alongside it all the way to the back of the bird. Then you will be able to remove the breast. Repeat the same step on the other side of the bird to remove the other breast. Take the breast and slice it against the grain. Then carve off the chicken wings and cut at the joints. You can now place the breasts, drumsticks, wings and thighs on a platter and use Rosemary as a garnish to make your turkey look like a work of art.

Step 5: Enjoy!!!

Now one last step to go… Relax, enjoy, make sure someone else does the dishes and have your favorite glass of wine. Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Don’t forget to view my video and if you share and like you are automatically entered into a drawing to win a chance for a free turkey!

Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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